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Jenette Goldstein

Jenette Goldstein
Born Jenette Elise Goldstein
(1960-02-04) February 4, 1960 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Actress, businesswoman
Years active 1986–present
Known for Aliens (1986)
Home town Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Awards Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress (1987)

Jenette Elise Goldstein (born February 4, 1960) is an American actress, known for her Saturn Award–winning role in the 1986 science fiction action film Aliens.

Early life

Goldstein was born to a Jewish[1] family in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Beverly Hills.[2]


Her first film role was in James Cameron's Aliens (1986), as the Hispanic character PFC Jenette Vasquez. Due to its title, she initially thought the film was about immigration and arrived at her audition for the part of a tough-as-nails space marine in a short skirt and high heels.[1][verification needed] She also appeared as the vampire Diamondback in Near Dark (1987), Officer Meagan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Janelle Voight in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), the USS Enterprise science officer in Star Trek Generations (1994), and an Irish immigrant mother in Titanic (1997).

Goldstein is now the proprietor of the store Jenette Bras, a large-size bra specialist known for its slogan "The alphabet starts at 'D'".[1][3]


Year Film Role Notes
1986 Aliens PFC Jenette Vasquez WonSaturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
NominatedDVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)
1987 Near Dark Diamondback NominatedSaturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1988 The Presidio Patti Jean Lynch
Martini Ranch: Reach Unknown role TV movie
Miracle Mile Beverly Hills Chick #1
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Officer Megan Shapiro
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Janelle Voight/T-1000
1993 Donato and Daughter Detective Judy McCartney TV movie
1994 Star Trek Generations U.S.S. Enterprise-B Science Officer
1995 Fair Game Rosa
1997 Touch Me Gabrielle
Titanic Irish Mother
1998 Senseless Nurse Alvarez
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Alice the Maid
Living Out Loud Fanny
1999 Smut Unknown role
2001 It Is What It Is Rivka Stern
2002 Clockstoppers Doctor
Home Room Main Nurse
2003 Duplex Moderator
2008 Autopsy Nurse Marian

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ a b c Adam Wills, "Actress Finds Feminist Fanboys in 'Alien' Places", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, June 10, 2009, p. 9 (retrieved June 15, 2009).
  2. ^ "Tough, But Totally Female". Los Angeles Daily News. August 4, 1986. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ "All the Rage", Los Angeles Times blog, May 15, 2009 (retrieved June 15, 2009).

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